The video below was released today. Attorneys general from several states are considering investigations similar to the one undertaken by the state of Pennsylvania into the subterfuge conducted by prelates who enabled pervert clergy and who may themselves have raped young people (mostly young men) in their charges. This raises the possibility of the US Department of Justice launching its own investigation into RICO violations. Should the Church in the US be found guilty of RICO violations, they would immediately lose millions in federal funding. That impact would be felt at the Vatican for they in turn receive large amounts of money from the US Church.
So now we see the root cause of the Vatican's panic. It's not the widespread scandal and subsequent loss of souls to hell that is the main concern, but the loss of $$$. The Vatican is sending over Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta to head its investigation efforts. It was his investigation into Chile's scandals that led to the mass resignations of many bishops there. If it's the loss of money that causes the Vatican to take this matter seriously, well, so be it.
When I first suggested that faithful Catholics in the pews withhold their donations, naysayers mocked the idea by saying that "the bishops don't need our donations". Well, they might feel our denial now, since they stand to lose the millions of federal dollars upon which they had been relying. Voris hints that the USCCB and state conferences would be severely crimped, if not forced out of existence. To that, I say, "bring it on"! The USCCB and its state satellites have been absolute shills for every progressive agenda that the left puts forth: amnesty for border-jumpers, climate-change junk science, death penalty abolishment (complete contradiction to Church tradition), seizure of guns from law-abiding citizens. These conference-beasts need to be starved out of existence.
While we pray and fast for the situation in this Church, we should also withhold any donations from our chanceries and instead redirect it to truly worthwhile organizations that do the real work of the Church.
UPDATE: I originally posted the youtube, but that seems to be removed. It still exists here on facebook.